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Mamata flays centre over Raghuram panel report
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) Expressing "deep shock" and "anguish" over the Raghuram Rajan Committee recommending end of "special category" criteria for providing additional assistance to poorer states, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday accused the central government of discriminating against her state.

Friday, September 27, 2013 9:44:03 PM

India to be newest country to have negative voting
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) India Friday was set to join a select club of nations, including France, Brazil, Finland and the US, where the electorate have the option of negative voting.

Friday, September 27, 2013 9:40:05 PM

Rahul bombshell throws politics into tailspin; PM downplays (Roundup)
New Delhi/Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) Hours before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was to hold a summit meeting with US President Barack Obama, Rahul Gandhi, the man who could possibly succeed him, threw a political bombshell when he rubbished a controversial ordinance passed by the union cabinet as "wrong" and "complete nonsense" and one that deserved to be "torn and thrown away".

Friday, September 27, 2013 9:28:03 PM

Contrived majority used to adopt JPC report: BJP
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday complained that "a contrived majority" was used to adopt the controversial 2G spectrum allocations report at the JPC meeting Friday and said it would give a dissent note.

Friday, September 27, 2013 9:10:03 PM

Mayawati demands President's rule in UP
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati Friday met President Pranab Mukherjee and urged him to impose President's rule in Uttar Pradesh following the Muzaffarnagar communal violence that claimed 48 lives.

Friday, September 27, 2013 9:08:04 PM

2G JPC clears Manmohan, Chidambaram; opposition cries hoarse (Roundup)
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) After two-and-half years, a parliamentary panel Friday finally gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P. Chidambaram of any wrongdoing while blaming former telecom minister A. Raja in the controversial 2G spectrum allocation issue, said informed sources. The opposition cried hoarse over it.

Friday, September 27, 2013 9:08:03 PM

EC: Will comply with SC's negative voting verdict
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Election Commission Friday said it would ensure compliance with the Supreme Court verdict on negative voting as "expeditiously" as possible.

Friday, September 27, 2013 9:06:05 PM

Modi welcomes SC decision on negative voting
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Friday welcomed Supreme Court decision on negative voting, calling it a "great step" for political reforms.

Friday, September 27, 2013 8:52:09 PM

Haryana approves Khemka charge sheet, major penalty in offing
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) The Haryana government has approved a charge sheet against senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had blown the lid off the land deals done by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in Haryana, informed sources said Friday.

Friday, September 27, 2013 8:42:07 PM

Congress abuzz with Rahul remark on ordinance
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Congress was abuzz after party vice president Rahul Gandhi Friday questioned an ordinance to save convicted lawmakers from disqualification, saying it should be "torn up and thrown away".

Friday, September 27, 2013 8:40:05 PM

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